Definition of Fiber. Meaning of Fiber. Synonyms of Fiber

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Definition of Fiber

Fiber
Fiber Fi"ber, Fibre Fi"bre,, n. [F. fibre, L. fibra.] 1. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle. 2. Any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender rootlets of a plant. 3. Sinew; strength; toughness; as, a man of real fiber. Yet had no fibers in him, nor no force. --Chapman. 4. A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures. Fiber gun, a kind of steam gun for converting, wood, straw, etc., into fiber. The material is shut up in the gun with steam, air, or gas at a very high pressure which is afterward relieved suddenly by letting a lid at the muzzle fly open, when the rapid expansion separates the fibers. Fiber plants (Bot.), plants capable of yielding fiber useful in the arts, as hemp, flax, ramie, agave, etc.

Meaning of Fiber from wikipedia

- Fibers are often used in the manufacture of other materials. The strongest engineering materials often incorporate fibers, for example carbon fiber and...
- An optical fiber is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing gl**** (silica) or plastic to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair. Optical...
- Dietary fiber (British spelling fibre) or roughage is the portion of plant-derived food that cannot be completely broken down by human digestive enzymes...
- Fibergl**** (US) or fibregl**** (UK) is a common type of fiber-reinforced plastic using gl**** fiber. The fibers may be randomly arranged, flattened into a sheet...
- Fiber-optic communication is a method of transmitting information from one place to another by sending pulses of light through an optical fiber. The light...
- collagen fibers known as tendons. A skeletal muscle refers to multiple bundles (fascicles) of cells joined together called muscle fibers. The fibers and muscles...
- Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (American English), Carbon fibre reinforced polymer (Commonwealth English), or carbon fiber reinforced plastic, or carbon...
- Fiber to the x (FTTX) (also spelled Fibre to the x) or fiber in the loop is a generic term for any broadband network architecture using optical fiber...
- A fiber-optic cable, also known as an optical-fiber cable, is an ****embly similar to an electrical cable, but containing one or more optical fibers that...
- Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into co****, strong threads. It is produced primarily from plants in the genus Corchorus...
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